(MINNEAPOLIS) Supreme Court Report: Derek Chauvin appeals murder conviction in death of George Floyd, will represent himself #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Sept.24: Chauvin was convicted last April of third-degree murder, second-degree unintentional murder and second-degree manslaughter for kneeling on George Floyd’s neck for nine minutes during an arrest in May 2020. He was sentenced to 22 ½ years in prison.

#AceDailyNews says that Chauvin has asked for a stay on the appeal process until the state’s Supreme Court reviews an earlier decision to deny him a public defender to represent him after his conviction: Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin appealed his murder conviction ahead of the 90-day deadline on Thursday.

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The sentence was higher than the presumptive 12 ½ years but Judge Peter Cahill agreed with prosecutors that there were aggravating factors in Floyd’s death.

Chauvin said he is representing himself in the appeal because he was denied a public defender. He asked for a stay on the appeal until he can get an attorney, according to FOX 9 in Minneapolis. 

He said he has no income beyond prison wages and although the Minnesota Police and Peace Officers Association paid for his legal fees during the trial, that ceased after his conviction, according to the station

The former officer cited 14 arguments for his appeal, including that the trial wasn’t moved to another county with less pretrial publicity, the jury wasn’t sequestered and some were “clearly biased” and the allowance of the third-degree murder charge, WCCO-TV in Minneapolis reported. 

Last week, the Minneapolis Supreme Court reversed the third-degree murder conviction of Mohamed Noor, a former Minneapolis officer who fatally shot Australian woman Justine Ruszczyk Damond. He will be resentenced for manslaughter.

Chauvin also pleaded not guilty last week to violating the civil rights of a teenager in a separate 2017 case that involved a restraint similar to the one used on Floyd. He is also charged with allegedly violating Floyd’s civil rights and has pleaded not guilty. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Sept.24: 2021:

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(MINNEAPOLIS) Derek Chauvin Report: More than a year after George Floyd took his last breath, the ex-cop who murdered him will face a Minnesota judge Friday and receive a sentence of up to 30 years in prison #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.24: Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis police officer, has sat in a maximum-security prison cell since a jury found him guilty of second- and third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter April 20. Chauvin, who has never expressed remorse for Floyd’s death, will have the opportunity to speak for the first time at the hearing.

MINNESOTA: UPDATE: Derek Chauvin Murder of George Floyd that is more than a year after, the ex-cop who murdered him will face a judge Friday and receive a sentence of up to 30 years in prison: Click here to read USA Today, by Tami Abdollah

Though he’s a first-time offender, Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill found that Chauvin should face a higher sentence because his crimes involved abusing his position of trust and authority and killing Floyd in the presence of children, among other aggravating factors.

Chauvin’s defense attorney Eric Nelson asked for probation or far less prison time. The prosecution argued that Chauvin deserves the maximum penalty for actions that “traumatized Mr. Floyd’s family, the bystanders who watched Mr. Floyd die and the community. And his conduct shocked the nation’s conscience.”

Legal observers expect Chauvin will receive prison time near or at the 30-year maximum, but Cahill has “pretty wide latitude in determining what sentence to impose” and both parties will try to convince the judge to “exercise his discretion in their favor,” said Ted Sampsell-Jones, a professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law.

Whatever the sentence, per Minnesota law, Chauvin will serve two-thirds of it behind bars and the remainder under a type of supervised release that’s similar to parole. Chauvin, 45, will get credit for time served in prison while awaiting sentencing.

Floyd, 46, was killed in May 2020 after officers responded to a report that he had used a counterfeit $20 bill. Floyd was handcuffed face-down on the street and repeatedly yelled, “I can’t breathe” as Chauvin pressed a knee to his neck for more than nine minutes.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.24: 2021:

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